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Tatiana Pasternak, Ph.D.

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Appointment: (585) 276-3000

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Biography

Research

My current research is focused on the mechanisms underlying processing and storage of visual motion information in primate cortex. In our studies we combine single cell recordings, microstimulation, reversible inactivation with psychophysical measures of visual performance. We have shown that neurons in visual cortical area MT, strongly associated with processing of visual motion, also participate in the storage and the retrieval/comparison operations required by working memory tasks.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

  • Professor- Department of Biomedical Engineering (SMD)
  • Professor- Department of Brain/Cognitive Sciences RC (RC)
  • Professor- Center for Visual Science A&S (RC)
  • Professor - Department of Neuroscience (SMD) - Primary

Education

1977
PhD | Denmark-Univ of Copenhagen
Behavioral Neurophysiology

Publications

Journal Articles

9/7/2016
Wimmer K, Spinelli P, Pasternak T. "Prefrontal Neurons Represent Motion Signals from Across the Visual Field But for Memory-Guided Comparisons Depend on Neurons Providing These Signals." The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience.. 2016 Sep 7; 36(36):9351-64.

1/13/2016
Wimmer K, Ramon M, Pasternak T, Compte A. "Transitions between Multiband Oscillatory Patterns Characterize Memory-Guided Perceptual Decisions in Prefrontal Circuits." The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience.. 2016 Jan 13; 36(2):489-505.

5/6/2015
Pasternak T, Lui LL, Spinelli PM. "Unilateral prefrontal lesions impair memory-guided comparisons of contralateral visual motion." The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience.. 2015 May 6; 35(18):7095-105.

Books & Chapters

2014
Chapter Title: Ventral and Dorsal Cortical Processing Streams.
Book Title: The New Visual Neuroscience
Author List: Bell AH, Pasternak T, Ungerleider LG
Edited By: Werner JS, Chalupa LM.
Published By: The MIT Press2014 in Cambridge, MA

2009
Chapter Title: Short-Term and Working Memory
Book Title: The New Encyclopedia of Neuroscience
Author List: Postle B Pasternak T
Edited By: Squire L
Published By: Academic Press2009 in Oxford

2004
Chapter Title: The Dorsal and Ventral Visual Streams
Book Title: The Visual Neurosciences
Author List: Ungerleider, L. & Pasternak, T.
Edited By: L.M. Chalupa & J.S. Werner
Published By: MIT Press2004

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